Gareth Morrell will replace Maurizio Benini as conductor for Rossini’s Semiramide at the Met on Saturday March 3, 2018, at 8.00pm. The British conductor led the opera on February 24th and 28th, 2018.
Gareth Morrell made his Met debut in 1999 leading Lucia di Lammermoor. Since then he has conducted performances of Fidelio, Don Giovanni, Aida, La bohème and Tosca for the Met. He has been on the conducting staff at the Metropolitan Opera since 1996. Other engagements included Tristan und Isolde in Puerto Rico and Carmina Burana with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra.
The cast for Semiramide includes Angela Meade in the title role, Elizabeth DeShong as Arsace, Javier Camarena as Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as King Assur and Ryan Speedo Green as the High Priest Oroe.
Remaining performances, conducted by Maestro Benini, are on March 6, 10 (matinee), 14 and 17, 2018.